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passport validity

I'd like to go home with a connection in Malaysia. My passport will expire one month after my flight. would it be a problem since some countries ask for 6 months validity. I do not want to enter the country it is just a connection.

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1. Re: passport validity

You will not require a visa, but even for transit only, I believe Malaysia requires your passport to have a minimum six month validity left on it.

Requirements here:


Edited: 30 September 2012, 16:16
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2. Re: passport validity

If your luggage is checked through, you have your boarding passes all the way to Australia and you don't need to change terminals, you won't pass through immigration and so there won't be an issue with your passport.

If, however, you mean a connection with a stop over then, yes, Malaysia does require 6 months validity on your passport, but Australian passport holders do not require a visa for short stays.

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3. Re: passport validity

If you don't want to enter the country, why does it matter where you connect?

Just wondered..........

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4. Re: passport validity

f you don't want to enter the country, why does it matter where you connect?

Just wondered..........


It depends on the layout of the airport.

In the US for example you nearly always have to go landside even if transiting directly to a third country. Don't know about KL, its a pretty big airport so maybe you can stay airside for some connections, but perhaps going to a different terminal involves going landside? Or perhaps the OP is going KL to LCCT which involves entering Malaysia .

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